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Gain Exposure at Trade Shows

You want your book to travel the world and find new audiences who love to discover a new story. It just so happens that's exactly what Foreword does. We're world travelers to the most important gatherings of publishers, booksellers, librarians, distributors, rights agents, authors, printers, media, and book enthusiasts.

Let us take your books around the world so you get to new audiences. Learn more about each trade show below or register your books now!

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Beijing International Book Fair

Considered the most important book fair in Asia and supremely important to entering the Chinese and Asian publishing market, the Beijing Book Fair has grown to become one of the top four book fairs in the world and welcomes an average of 200,000 visitors in late August/early September. With rapid urbanization, demand for publications within Asia continue to surge.

By exhibiting in the Foreword cooperative booth, your titles stand to generate rights interest from any number of Asian publishers (typically, a foreign rights deal includes a non-refundable advance and a royalty rate of 7–8%). So, with no out of pocket expense—except for the exhibit fee to have your title displayed at the Foreword booth—you stand to earn an unexpected windfall. Representatives from Foreword direct visiting agents and reps to the appropriate shelves (books are arranged by genre) and collect business cards and contact information when interest in a certain title is expressed. Foreword will then pass on the contact info to the corresponding publisher.

How to Register

Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. You will need to mail a one-page Tip Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. If you have any questions, check out FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.

Frankfurt Book Fair

To accurately describe the Frankfurt Book Fair, one word cannot be avoided: "overwhelming." The numbers alone are daunting: nine show halls, more than 7000 exhibitors, publishers from 100 countries, and a stunning average of 280,000 attendees. Luckily, with excellent train / metro services, ample hotel space, and German efficiency, Frankfurt is just the place to pull off such an event. Historically, Foreword's booth has been across from Random House, assuring fantastic traffic. In 2015, in conjunction with our partner, Children's Books USA, Foreword has also booked exhibit space in Hall 3, the exhibit hall for children's book publishers the world over.

By exhibiting in the Foreword cooperative booth, your titles stand to generate rights interest from any number of publishers (typically, a foreign rights deal includes a non-refundable advance and a royalty rate of 7–8%). So, with no out of pocket expense—except for the exhibit fee to have your title displayed at the Foreword booth—you stand to earn an unexpected windfall. Representatives from Foreword direct visiting agents and reps to the appropriate shelves (books are arranged by genre), pass out literature, and collect business cards and contact information when interest in a certain title is expressed. Foreword will then pass on the contact info to the corresponding publisher.

We welcome the opportunity to represent you in one of several ways: showcase each of your titles individually or organize a larger space through our turnkey service, CBUSA (includes reserving display panels or a private booth, bookshelves, tables/chairs, carpet, shipping, registration, and catalog listing). Fee per title is $199; one shelf costs $799; one panel (three shelves) with signage $1995; two panels (six shelves) with meeting space starts at $2995.

How to Register

Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. You will need to mail a one-page Tip Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. If you have any questions, check out FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.

China Children's Book Fair

Children's Picture Books, Young Adult, and Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction continue to see strong global foreign rights sales. Each spring, the Bologna Book Fair fills up a rights agent's calendar with four full days of fruitful appointments. But let's consider China for a moment:

  • 1.2 billion people
  • 10 million fluent English readers
  • 300 million in the process of learning English
  • 90 percent of children's books are imported into China
  • Children's book sales in 2012 increased 35.6% over the same period in 2011

With these statistics in mind, the Chinese government has decided to subsidize a children's book event in Shanghai in November. Organized by GAPP, China's highest authority for the management of publishing (read: government approved), along with China Educational Publications Import and Export Corporation (CEPIEC), attending publishers from around the world will find a very targeted group of publishing houses and agents from China and Asia at large. Foreword Reviews will be there in a promising joint venture with Children's Books USA (CBUSA).

We welcome the opportunity to represent you in one of several ways: showcase each of your titles individually or organize a larger space through our turnkey service, CBUSA (includes reserving display panels or a private booth, bookshelves, tables/chairs, carpet, shipping, registration, and catalog listing). Fee per title is $199; one shelf costs $799; one panel (three shelves) with signage $1995; two panels (six shelves) with meeting space starts at $2995.

How to Register

Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. You will need to mail a one-page Tip Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. If you have any questions, check out FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.

American Library Association Midwinter Conference

Based on popular demand, we are adding the annual midwinter meet-up of librarians to our trade show offerings. The ALA Midwinter is the first major library industry event of the new year and presents a strategic and timely opportunity for authors and publishers. Show officials crow that 89 percent of the attendees at the winter event influence buying decisions in their libraries and 64 percent find new companies to do business with based on their time spent in the exhibits.

This tradeshow attracts a focused group of over 8,000 buyers from across the United States looking to connect with new books and presenting a cost-effective chance to increase your sales. Key decision makers hold high-level business meetings at ALA Midwinter to address their most pressing challenges and then visit the exhibit floor to find new books for their collections and new products and services for their libraries. Your books will be displayed face out, according to genre in our popular small press collective booth, and should your book generate interest, librarian contact info is passed to you. All authors and publishers that exhibit with Foreword Reviews receive a comprehensive post-show report to keep you tuned into the important library market.

How to Register

Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. You will need to mail a one-page Tip Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. If you have any questions, check out FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.

BookExpo America

The most important gathering of publishers, booksellers, librarians, distributors, rights agents, ebook-technology developers, authors, editors, printers, scouts, media, and book enthusiasts in the United States, BookExpo America is held annually in New York City in late spring and is second only to the Frankfurt Book Fair in terms of prestige. More than 20,000 publishing professionals find BEA to be a hotbed for networking, sourcing, and relationship building.

Foremost, publishers utilize the three-day show as their best opportunity to promote new titles. As in all things New York, BEA is a publishing extravaganza with celebrity book signings, high-tech digital presentations, and extensive educational programming for all elements of the publishing industry, accompanied by generous amounts of show-floor buzz.

Foreword maintains a large stand at BEA to better greet and commingle with librarians, booksellers, publishers, industry associates, and consumers. All titles displayed in the BEA Foreword collective will benefit from the help of knowledgeable Foreword editors, who will direct interested parties to books organized by category. Of course, all sub-rights leads (agents and publishers seeking more information about certain titles) will be quickly passed along to the book's publisher. BEA is the place to solidify your publishing presence in the North American book market.

How to Register

Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. You will need to mail a one-page Tip Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. If you have any questions, check out FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.

American Library Association Conference & Exhibition

The American Library Association Conference and Exhibition is the annual librarian literary love fest. Similar in scope to BEA, without the chaos, ALA plays a matchmaker role between librarians and the insistent publishing industry hoping to woo ordering dollars. As at BEA, Foreword maintains a large stand at ALA to mingle with its readership of librarians, independent publishers, and university presses.

Publishers who choose to send their titles to ALA with Foreword benefit from participating in a cooperative stand in the middle of the exhibit hall at the world's number one library show. Publishers can expect to have their titles in front of thousands of librarians. Books are organized by category and presented face out for ultimate exposure along with knowledgeable assistance provided by our staff. ALA is the place to solidify your publishing presence within the North American library market.

How to Register

Books can be registered for a trade show right here. Your receipt will contain details about how to get your book to us. You will need to mail a one-page Tip Sheet with your book. You can supply your own or use our service. If you have any questions, check out FAQ or call us at 231.933.3699.